We know that music is a powerful tool when placed at the heart of schools – that’s true now more than ever.
We believe that engagement with music is key to well-being, personal and academic achievement as well as fostering a positive relationship with the world.
Being a Bristol Musical School means you will have the resources and tools you need to bring music to life in your school. Whether you are already a musical school or just starting out on the journey, the Bristol Musical Schools membership aims to support all schools, across Primary and Secondary, in the city to achieve musical excellence.
Our award-winning programme supports schools through a range of high-quality curriculum resources, enrichment activities and teacher training opportunities. We work closely with Department for Education, Ofsted, Arts Council England and industry organisations across the music education sector to make sure we are at the cutting edge of best practice in musical teaching and learning. Our experienced and knowledgeable team are here to support music in your school.
Find out about becoming a Bristol Musical School here
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.
Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.
Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.